Welcome to the most recent version of Missed Fists the place we shine a lightweight on fights from throughout the globe which will have been neglected in these hectic occasions the place it looks like there’s an MMA present each different day.

The most effective elements about giving time to lesser identified promotions and fighters is that each week you’re just about assured to see one thing you’ve by no means seen earlier than. Working example, we’re beginning off this session with a singular leglock escape that has to fall underneath the “don’t do this at residence” class.

Vadim Rolich vs. Ivan Bukhtoyarov
Artem Babashko vs. Rustam Serbiev
Evgeny Manko vs. Azamat Dzhamkhatov

AL: Our friends at Belarusian Preventing Championship are retaining the great occasions rolling with this present that befell in Minsk on Thursday. Right here’s mild heavyweight Vadim Rolich kicking issues off on the proper be aware, scoring a knockout off of his again whereas preventing a submission.

Certain, Francis Ngannou has energy, however does he have backfist his method out of a leg lock energy?

JM: You understand, name me loopy, however I’d say sure. Sure he does. Francis has all of the sorts of energy that exist. Within the MMA world, Francis Ngannou holds the Energy Stone. However Rolich is clearly no slouch himself. That wasn’t even an enormous time haymaker. Spectacular stuff.

AL: Maybe this was the important thing to beating Ryan Corridor all alongside?

JM: Homie tapped B.J. Penn. Ryan Corridor isn’t going to drop down on a sub-par straight ankle lock.

AL: Hey, bear in mind when Corridor styled on Artem Lobov to win The Final Fighter 22? That’s nearly as good a transition as any to this quick end by Artem Babashko.

JM: Extra like BabashTKO, amirite?

AL: I can’t imagine you give these nicknames away without spending a dime.

And now for 2 cats that had been lately featured in Missed Fists, Evgeny Manko and Azamat Dzhamkhatov. Undoubtedly preventing for our favor, it was Manko who chopped Dzhamkhatov with a disgusting leg kick that basically nerfed him for the rest of the battle.

JM: To not take credit score away from Manko, who clearly deserves tons of it, however I’ll say that the leg kick doesn’t look like it was actually the reason for the issues right here. The leg kick slapped, not thudded. However as Dzhamkhatov was shuffling away he principally rolled his personal ankle, Michael Chandler-style and was achieved. A win is a win although.

Sergio Alfredo Chirino Sanchez vs. Gustavo Alan Pina

AL: Sorry MMA, the perfect KO of the week might have come from the boxing world.

JM: To be honest, that’s a press release you’ll be able to moderately make nearly any weekend.

AL: However “boxing is useless” tho.

That’s Sergio Alfred Chirino Sanchez ending Gustavo Alan Pina’s world with an on-point uppercut at a boxing match in Mexico Metropolis this previous Saturday.

JM: Any time a physique will get frozen in time, the punch landed was each clear and highly effective. Large uppercut and positively the best KO this week.

Dariusz Rutkiewicz vs. Arkadiusza Jakobczyka
Konrad Konkel vs. Dawid Sadowski
Dariusz Wilk vs. Wojciech Makowski
Oliwier Filipiak vs. Patryk Cedro

AL: And if that wasn’t sufficient, our high two spots on the Missed Fists knockouts this record come from non-MMA competitors. Right here’s Dariusz Rutkiewicz blasting Arkadiusza Jakobczyka in a bare-knuckle bout at Krwawy Sport 1 in Gdansk, Poland, additionally from Saturday.

JM: Oof. You don’t usually see true starchings in bare-knuckle however that was one hell of a shot. I’ll nonetheless take the boxing KO although, if solely as a result of a stretcher wasn’t concerned so it causes me much less interior turmoil.

AL: Subsequent, now we have heavyweight Konrad Konkel simply wailing on David Sadowski.

Konkel has such a fantastic title. In the event you simply confirmed me this clip and requested me to guess what his title was, I’d positively get “Konrad Konkel” in three tries or much less.

JM: Ref took his candy time there, didn’t he? That battle was over at the beginning of the clip however didn’t finish till seven seconds and one unconscious Sadowski later.

AL: Dariusz Wilk confirmed off some spectacular offense, scoring a KO the place it doesn’t even seem like he’s throwing that onerous at first look. Regardless, he discovered the button and it was a wrap for Wojciech Makowski.

JM: Now this one is the one KO that basically is within the operating for Better of the Week. The way in which he threw that whereas utterly stepped off to the aspect signifies that poor Makowski stood a snowball’s probability in hell of not getting pine-boxed.

However sufficient with the KOs. Let’s discuss some funky submissions.

Oliwier Filipiak begins out making an attempt to D’Arce choke Patryk Cedro however then it type of finally ends up being an arm-in north-south choke. I believe?

AL: I encourage your pardon?

JM: I’m truthfully not solely positive what this counts as (aside from unhealthy protection) but it surely positively counts as dope.

AL: That submission was so mystifying, I don’t suppose Cedro went to sleep as a result of he was making an attempt to be robust, he simply didn’t understand how a lot hazard he was in.

Oleg Popov vs. Denis Arkhireev
Ilya Freymanov vs. Alexey Ilyenko

AL: Woo, that’s Oleg Popov doing massive boy thangz, simply destroying Denis Akhireev’s ribcage with this slam. Poor Akhireev might hardly stand after experiencing that influence.

JM: In protection of Arkhireev, if a dude that dimension slammed all his weight on me, I too could be achieved preventing. That simply appears to be like unlucky.

AL: I don’t know what was occurring at MMA SERIES-7 in Taganrog, Russia, however remind me by no means to go there as a result of I worth my inside organs.

Ilya Freymanov? He ain’t received time for ‘em.

JM: This was not a good battle. Simply have a look at all of the kinesio tape on Freymanov! That needs to be not less than as unhealthy as hint parts of a PED. The person is half-machine!

Jovan Zdelar vs. Stanislav Krofak
Slavoljub Mitic vs. Adrian Radovanovic
Nemanja Kovac vs. Milan Nakic

AL: We finish with some Adventures in Officiating, however the good variety! Dare I say these referees at Serbian Battle Championship 28 final Friday had been as spectacular because the fighters themselves?

Try what occurs right here after Jovan Zdelar forces the faucet from Stanislav Krofak.

Good submission by Zdelar and a very good job by the ref to not flinch at the same time as Zdelar threw a post-fight haymaker in his course.

JM: I critically thought this ref was about to get decked. That may have been completely hilarious within the worst method.

AL: Would have been the lede this week, for positive. Not that we encourage that form of factor.

Ben Fowlkes lately wrote a function in regards to the decline of the once-ubiquitous Superman Punch and I can safely say that it’s efforts like this one from Adrian Radovanovic which may persuade fighters to go away that software within the shed.

He simply whiffs right here and Slavoljub Mitic fortunately serves him a crisp two-piece. And talking of Superman, right here’s the ref to avoid wasting the day!

JM: Dude jumps in there like a 12-year previous making an attempt to photobomb his sister’s promenade pics. Now that’s the way you referee!

AL: And he wasn’t glad with only one save. Right here he’s once more to bail Milan Nakic out of hassle.

I’m unsure if this ref is doing an impressive job or if he’s simply overzealous and has points together with his equilibrium.

By the way in which, you might have seen in that clip that Nakic’s standup… leaves one thing to be desired.

JM: Don’t get me incorrect, I really like this ref’s enthusiasm. However this was a late stoppage. I’d have stepped in as quickly as I noticed Nakic holding his fingers like that. Ain’t no have to see anymore.

AL: Consider it or not, this wasn’t Nakic’s first battle. It was his 14th.

Fourteen fights into his professional profession, and our man is breaking out strikes like this.

Bless him.

JM: As I mentioned, The Flying Referee ought to’ve known as this one after the opening bell.


What was essentially the most memorable Missed Fists second this week?

  • 29%

    Vadim Rolich’s backfist KO out of a leglock

    (43 votes)

  • 17%

    Sergio Alfredo Chirino Sanchez’s scintillating uppercut

    (26 votes)

  • 5%

    Dariusz Rutkiewicz bare-knuckle blast

    (Eight votes)

  • 1%

    Oliwier Filipiak sleeps Patryk Cedro

    (2 votes)

  • 44%

    The Flying Referee

    (64 votes)

  • 1%

    Different (depart remark under)

    (2 votes)

145 votes complete

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